"Your Rabbi's Rabbi must be over 100 years old and still dynamic!!"
"Actually, his Rabbi is dead for over 50 years, but my Rabbi still lives
and breathes the Kaminetz Yeshiva." (Kaminetz was a great Yeshiva in pre-
"And afterwards the Nazir (one who vowed to abstain from drinking wine for
a period of time) may drink wine." (Bimidbar 6:20). Why does the Torah
still refer to him as a Nazir at the time that he can drink wine? The
Alshich explains that since he did it to elevate his spirituality, when he
stays on that level, the Torah still refers to him as a Nazir. Similarly,
the spiritual growth we get from learning Torah, doing a mitzva, or
observing a holiday, is meant to be permanent !!
A Jew can come out of Shul, but can the Shul come out of the Jew?